Miss Earth India

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Miss Earth India
MottoBeauty and Brain – Cause and Care
Formation2016
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersMumbai
Location
Membership
Miss Earth
Official language
Hindi, English

Miss Earth India or Miss India Earth is a title given to the Indian woman who represents India in the Miss Earth[1][2] Pageant, an annual, international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness.[3][4][5] The national pageant which chooses the Indian representative for Miss Earth is Glamanand Supermodel India, which became the franchise holder for the Indian Miss Earth pageant in 2015. In 2014, the first runner-up in the Miss Diva pageant was crowned Miss Diva Earth India. Previously it was Femina Miss India, and the title was Femina Miss India Earth. Glamanand Supermodel India sent India's representative to the Miss Earth 2018 pageant, which was held on 17 September.

History[edit]

2001–2014: Femina Miss India and Miss Diva[edit]

India has participated in the Miss Earth pageant since its inception in 2001. From 2001 to 2013, India's representatives at Miss Earth were selected by Femina Miss India (a beauty pageant founded in 1964). Femina Miss India is sponsored by Femina, a women's magazine published by the Times Group.

In 2002, the third winner of Femina Miss India was changed from Miss India Asia Pacific International to Femina Miss India-Earth to designate India's representative to the new Miss Earth pageant, and a finalist was sent to Miss International. From 2007 to 2009, three winners went to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth.[6][7] In 2010, I Am She - Miss Universe India acquired the rights to send India's representatives to the Miss Universe pageant. The first winner at Femina Miss India was designated to participate in Miss World, the second winner to Miss Earth, and the third winner to Miss International. In 2013, the Times Group regained the rights to send India's representatives to Miss Universe and launched a new pageant for Miss Universe (Miss Diva). The following year, Miss Earth India received the second title at the Miss Diva pageant.[8]

India did well at the Miss Earth debut in 2001, when Shamita Singha was one of the top ten finalists.[9][10] The country has become a strong contender for Miss Earth; Jyoti Brahmin of West Bengal and Shriya Kishore of Maharashtra made the semi-finals in 2004 and 2009, respectively (both years were won by Brazil). In 2006 and 2007, Amruta Patki and Pooja Chitgopekar were Miss Earth – Air (first runners-up).

In 2010, Nicole Faria won the Miss Earth crown for India.[11][12] In addition to the main title, Faria was chosen as Miss Talent (the 10th pageant's first special award).[13] She performed a belly dance combining Oriental and Middle Eastern styles in a performance which raised 100 million, which was donated to the HCM City Red Cross to aid flood victims in central Vietnam.[14] As a Miss Earth winner, Faria addressed the problems of Bangalore's lakes. The lakes have rapidly disappeared in the past 30 years (from 270-300 lakes to about 80) due to industrial development. The remaining 80 lakes have been severely polluted by human and industrial waste.[15][16]

In 2014, Femina Miss India's sister pageant (Miss Diva) sent India's representative to Miss Earth. The Miss Diva pageant, established in 2013, is also owned by the Times Group. The titleholder, Alankrita Sahai won on 14 October 2014.[17][18]

2015: Glamanand Supermodel India[edit]

Glamanand Supermodel India Beauty Pageant chairman Nikhil Anand acquired the rights to send India's delegates to the Miss Earth pageant in 2015, and the winner of the Glamanand Supermodel India 2015 contest was crowned Miss Earth India. In 2016, Glamanand lost the rights.

2016: Cheryl Hansen[edit]

In 2016, the Miss Earth franchise of was obtained by Cheryl Hansen. The audition had 37 finalists from Bangalore and New Delhi screenings.[citation needed]

2018: Glamanand Supermodel India[edit]

Glamanand Supermodel India sent India's representative to Miss Earth 2018, which was held in the Philippines.

Titleholders[edit]

Year Titleholder Title Home Venue
2018 Devika Vaid Miss India Earth 2018 New Delhi Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon
2017 Shaan Suhas Kumar Miss Earth India 2017 Maharashtra Kempinski Ambience Hotel, New Delhi
2016 Rashi Yadav Miss Earth India 2016 New Delhi Kempinski Ambience Hotel, New Delhi
2015 Aaital Khosla Glamanand Supermodel India 2015 Chandigarh Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Gurgaon, Haryana

Miss Earth representatives[edit]

  •      Winner
  •      Runner-up
  •      Finalist or semi-finalist
Year Miss Earth India Home Placement Special award(s)
2018 Nishi Bhardwaj New Delhi Unplaced
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Resort wear (air group)
2017 Shaan Suhas Kumar Bhopal Unplaced
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Miss Friendship (group 3)
Intelligence and Environmental Awareness (top 16)
2016 Rashi Yadav New Delhi Unplaced
2015 Aaital Khosla Chandigarh Unplaced
1st, gold medalist(s) Cooking Challenge
1st, gold medalist(s) Speech at United Nations
2014 Alankrita Sahai New Delhi Unplaced
Miss Eco – Beauty – Top 10
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Earth Pagudpud
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Hannah's Beach Resort Best in Casual Wear
1st, gold medalist(s) Best Evening Gown
2nd, silver medalist(s) Miss Photogenic
2nd, silver medalist(s) Beauty for a Cause
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Best in Swimsuit
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Best National Costume
2013 Sobhita Dhulipala Andhra Pradesh Unplaced
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Photogenic
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Eco Beauty
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Ever Bilena
Miss Talent – Top 15
Best in Resort Wear – Top 15
2012 Prachi Mishra Uttar Pradesh Unplaced
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Friendship
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Congeniality
1st, gold medalist(s) Best in Swimsuit
1st, gold medalist(s) Best in Resort Wear
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss MyPhone
1st, gold medalist(s) Miss Advance Placenta
1st, gold medalist(s) I Love My Planet School Campaign
2nd, silver medalist(s) Evening Gown Competition
2nd, silver medalist(s) Miss Photogenic
2nd, silver medalist(s) Press Presentation
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Trivia Challenge
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Resorts Wear competition (Group 3)
2011 Hasleen Kaur New Delhi Unplaced
2010 Nicole Faria Karnataka Miss Earth 2010 Miss Talent, Miss Diamond Place
2009 Shriya Kishore Maharashtra Top 16
2008 Tanvi Vyas Gujarat Unplaced
2007 Pooja Chitgopekar Karnataka Miss Earth – Air (1st Runner-up)
2006 Amruta Patki Maharashtra Miss Earth – Air (1st Runner-up) 1st, gold medalist(s) Best in Evening Gown
2005 Niharika Singh Uttarakhand Unplaced
2004 Jyoti Brahmin West Bengal Top 16 semi-finalist
2003 Shweta Vijay Kerala Unplaced
2002 Reshmi Ghosh West Bengal Unplaced
2001 Shamita Singha Maharashtra Top 10 semi-finalist Best in National Costume

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Press Trust of India, News (5 February 2016). "Delhi to host Miss Earth India to support Beti Bachao Beti Padhao". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ New York Times, World News (30 October 2003). "Afghanistan: Anti-Pageant Judges". Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Miss Earth 2004 beauty pageant". China Daily. Reuters. 25 October 2004. Retrieved 23 October 2007.
  5. ^ Enriquez, Amee (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  6. ^ "The Hindu News Update Service". The Hindu. 9 April 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  7. ^ "No runners-up in Miss India contest; all 3 winners are equal". Daily News and Analysis and Press Trust of India. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen, now at the helm of Miss Universe India". Miss India Magazine. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  9. ^ Lo, Ricardo F. (27 October 2001). "In fairness to Sherilyn". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  10. ^ West, Donald (18 December 2007). "Miss Earth History". Pageantopolis. Archived from the original on 16 December 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  11. ^ The 10th Miss Earth Pageant
  12. ^ "Nicole Faria's family not surprised by Miss Earth win". Daily News and Analysis. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  13. ^ SGGP English Edition- Indian contestant wins Miss Earth talent competition
  14. ^ VOVNEWS.VN | Indian beauty crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 – Indian beauty crowned Miss Earth Talent 2010 Archived 13 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Down to Earth". Khaleej Times. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  16. ^ Newswire, Traffiq (2 December 2011). "International Beauty Queen Creates Global Steering Committee to Solve Bangalore, India Water Crisis". MarketWatch. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  17. ^ "Bangalore's Noyonit Lodh wins Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Universe 2014". The Times of India. 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  18. ^ "Noyonita Lodh crowned Miss Diva Universe". The Economic Times. 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

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